If the client can't afford it, it is not a problem with you.
Bill’s words can also be put as, “If you don’t have the money, then
why are you here wasting my time?”
We have had two “slaves” lately. Art college students who have been
hanging around doing menial labor just as a way of hanging out in a
real jewelry shop - not skilled enough to do much of anything worth
paying for. That’s not a cut - they are sophomores, just getting
into it. We’ve talked about many things, and one of those things is
the need to pay the rent.
Both of them said, “Nobody’s ever talked about these things in
In this case I’d say that if you are a youngster with nothing else
to do, then any project is better than no project. But if you have
real work to do, do it. You’re not there to provide charitable works
to anybody who wants it. Yes, somebody might see it and want more of
the same (as Bill points out, it will be brass for 50 cents). I’m
about to check my lottery ticket - I might have won that, too.